Presidents / chancellors

Senate committee was close to a deal on higher ed; then came the pandemic

Top Republican Senate aide says lawmakers were close to a deal to update the nation's main higher education law. Then the pandemic put everything on hold.

Public colleges face looming financial blow from state budget cuts

Already reeling from the pandemic and recession, public colleges face severe state budget cuts in coming weeks.

Community college faculty members adjust to remote learning

Faculty members at community and technical colleges face challenges in the pivot to remote learning and are trying new technology, assessment tools and ways to communicate.

Where is the stimulus money, colleges ask?

College leaders worry about delays and technical problems with the distribution of stimulus money, but a Senate GOP aide says they should stop whining.

Tensions rise in battle over Watkins-Belmont merger

Tensions escalated between the Watkins College of Art's board and those working to keep the school independent, and a process server was threatened with a gun.

Lamar Alexander wants Higher Education Act deal within a month

Senator Lamar Alexander says a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act should pass the education committee in about a month, to give it time to get through Congress this year.

Coronavirus forces U.S. universities online in China

Compelled to close their campuses to limit the spread of coronavirus, U.S. universities with Chinese branches move at lightning speed to take teaching online.

Ad Council campaign from White House task force will tout alternatives to bachelor's degree

New Ad Council campaign will tout alternatives to the four-year degree. Led by CEOs of Apple and IBM, the project comes from a White House-convened task force on workforce policy.

Bloomberg plan brings contrast with Warren and Sanders, but differs from other moderates

Candidate for Democratic presidential nomination proposes limited debt cancellation, tuition-free four-year college for low-income students and doubling Pell's maximum award.

Success slows for project seeking increased enrollment of Pell students at high-achieving colleges

Initiative aimed at increasing Pell-eligible student enrollment at high-performing colleges is doing well. But a sudden plateau in progress shows hard choices colleges may need to make to move forward.

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